Minnesota Death Records

Enter a first and/or last name to search Minnesota death records. This website was created to provide genealogists with access to the Minnesota death records from a single place. Additional information on how to obtain Minnesota death certificates is available below.

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Minnesota death records

Death records contain information about a person's death, including the date of death, place of death, sometimes the names of the mother and father, and even the physician who attended the death. Death certificates issued by state and local governments will often include the place of residence, and the mother's maiden name.

This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing Minnesota death records, Minnesota death ceritificates, Minnesota death notices, Minnesota death indexes, and other related Minnesota genealogy records.

Death records have long been used to help with genealogy research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the death takes place. The Internet has allowed people to store death records into various online archives. This has brought access to online death records much more easier for genealogy researchers.

Newspapers frequently publish notices of deaths, and in addition to death certificates, are a popular source of research by genealogists.

On this page you will find the most comprehensive databases containing death records of Minnesota. We also suggest searching for "Minnesota death records" using Google.com, which will yield all such databases.

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How to Obtain Minnesota Death Certificates

Minnesota vital records registration began in earnest in 1870, and was the responsibility of each county for the next thirty-seven years. However, some counties have records for earlier events, particularly marriages. In 1907, the state of Minnesota took over the responsibility of keeping birth and death records. For births records prior to 1900, death records prior to 1908, and marriage records in general, write to the clerk of the county in question.

For birth records after 1900, and death records after 1908, write:

Minnesota Department of Health
Section of Vital Statistics Registration
717 Delaware Street, S.E.
P.O. Box 9441
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55440-9441

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